Monday, May 3, 2010

Cali's blessing and a very happy birthday

Yesterday was such a special day!
Baby Cali was blessed and it coincided with my 31st birthday!! It was truly a magical day!
We had lots of family come into town to celebrate with us, and it was a beautiful day. Mark did such an amazing job with her blessing, the spirit was so strong and we both were so emotional before, during and after the blessing. We were both teary even through the opening song of sacrament meeting, usually I'm the one with the watery eyes!
Here are some pictures to show off Cali in her blessing dress.

She was really giving us a show for the camera...what an angel she is!

Mark and my parents with baby Cali, Mrs. Brown and Bryanna

Uncle Casey and Aunt Katie came down for the blessing. Casey is Mark's buddy from the mission, and he is more like a brother!

Here's the whole gang!

Pres. McCracken and my Nana

Sister McCracken and my sisters and nieces and nephew

DD and her kids, we love them!!

Maddox with his favorite person in the whole world...his Mimi, and my neighbor growing up who watched us to help my mom out while she was working...Mrs. Brown, a saint sent to my mom! Mrs. Brown is 86 yrs old! She will always be a part of the family.

Beckie & Jared

Older, Wiser...another year gone by. Yesterday was so wonderful, I feel so blessed to have Cali in our family and we know she is loved so very much. I know the Lord watched over her while I was pregnant with her through all the complications. It is such a relief to know that she is healthy and strong, and perfect!


Kara said...

Wow, glad you had such a great turnout for your cute baby's blessing and your birthday! She looks so cute and sweet and you look wonderful!

Amy said...

I love the dress! Blessing days are always do fun and memorable.

Me said...

Awwwww! Somehow I forgot that our birthdays and anniversaries are really close to eachother! April is the best month huh? :-) oh! Cali looked like such a princess in her blessing dress! How precious! Happy birthday! Here's to a wonderful year! Xoxo

Todd & Rakel Gardner said...

Congratulations on the new baby, I am a little behind on blogging, so sorry. Family get togethers are a real treat.

Allred Family said...

Love her Dress, she is such a Lil' Princess!!!!!! Looks like am Amazing day, you all look so great and Happy :)

Patrick and Hollie Davis said...

Wow that is a darling little girl you have and that dress is amazing! PS your not looking like you just had a baby!

Lindsay said...

Stacy, you look fabulous in those pics! And I'm sorry the family photo wasn't perfect...that little guy in the front couldn't look at the camera!! :)

P.S. What a bad friend I am. I kept thinking I was going to take you out for your bday and then we both had major family events that week and I biffed it. Forgive me! Maybe we should just go out to a movie and dinner this next week?!